It's Friday and you know what that means... it's time for another Fabulous Friday project over on the Sisters in Stamping blog. This week we are focusing on the Sweet Scoops stamp set from the Summer Mini catalog. Have you seen it? It is so stinking cute... if you haven't received a Summer mini catalog yet, please contact me and I'll be happy to get one in your hands! In the meantime, be sure and check it out online by clicking on it in the sidebar.
I decided to create a 12 x 12 scrapbook page since May is National Scrapbooking month. Does the layout look familiar? I liked it so much from March's scrapbook club layout that I used it again! I wanted to use retiring colors and this combination from the Color Coach just looked like sherbet to me - gable green, apricot appeal, cameo coral, creamy caramel and bashful blue (the only color not retiring). In addition to the Sweet Scoops stamp set, I used one of the circles from Circle Circus to create my background on the cameo coral cardstock. It is one of the stamp sets that is featured in our Scrapbooking promotion this month - with the purchase of this stamp set you are eligible to choose one of the Designer brads from page 179 for FREE!
Each scoop of ice cream was created using Versamark and Stampin' pastels with the poppin' pastels technique - have you tried it? It is so simple but oh so fun. You ink up a stamp with Versamark ink and stamp it on whisper white cardstock. Next, you rub over the image with the stampin' pastels (chalks) and a sponge dauber - the color will POP where the Versamark ink is and be very soft where there is no ink. It is a very easy way to get all 48 colors (plus basic black and whisper white) by purchasing two items: a Versamark ink pad and our Stampin' Pastels. I created the "so sweet" using my Big Shot and the Naturally Serif sizzlit decorative strip die with scraps of cardstock. Here's a great tip I picked up along the way - if you want to cut out multiple letters from the strip, use your 1" circle punch and place the punches of cardstock over the individual letters and run it through the Big Shot all at once. Easy-peasy! I found that my 2-way glue pen was the easiest and least messy way to adhere these small letters to my page. I don't know if you can tell, but I hand-cut out each of the scoops of ice cream along with the cone and popped them up with stampin' dimensionals... if you know how much I hate cutting out little things you'll know this was a labor of love! I tried doing it the easy way first and sadly it just didn't look right.
ETA: I forgot to give my fellow "Sister" Karla Anders credit for the idea of the ice cream scoops running up the side of the page. She also suggested using the poppin' pastels technique so I wouldn't have to clean my stamp between each scoop - my plan is to use this layout for my scrapbook club this month! Thanks, Karla!!
And did you catch the twisted soft-serve cone in the bottom corner? That is my favorite - we love going to Dairy Queen and getting a chocolate and vanilla twist cone! This look was achieved by using my close to cocoa (also retiring) stampin' write marker on the ice cream stamp and then stamping with it on whisper white cardstock.
I'm so bummed - there was a soft-serve frozen yogurt machine on Deck 11 of the cruise ship right near the pool and my kids ate at least 3-4 cones each day (found this out later, of course) and if I had thought to take some pictures of them this would have been the perfect layout. Oh, well - I guess this gives us a good excuse to hit the ice cream shop this weekend, doesn't it?!
Here are some of the products used on today's layout... please click over to my online store to place an order or contact me and I can place it for you. Remember, you can earn $10 in Debbie's Stampin' Bucks with each $50 merchandise order through May 21st PLUS a spot on my $50-50 board!!
Thanks for stopping by today... please be sure and visit the Sisters in Stamping blog to see the Fabulous Friday contributions by my very talented Sisters!!